Spring Flood Safety Awareness: Be Aware, Prepared & Take Action

Posted by on March 10, 2020 in News & Events | Comments Off on Spring Flood Safety Awareness: Be Aware, Prepared & Take Action

as winter melts into spring, residents may see an increase in ground saturation and standing water in some areas over the next few months. Since the ground is expected to stay wet through the spring and possibly longer, there is a considerably higher risk for flooding. Now is a great time to learn more about the increased ground saturation and review flood related safety tips from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission. Click >here <

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Protect Your Home From Costly Flood Damage

Posted by on February 3, 2020 in News & Events | Comments Off on Protect Your Home From Costly Flood Damage

Our entire Village of Port Barrington operates under Lake County’s Stormwater Management Ordinance. With predictions of trends in increased rainfall in the coming years, now is the time to put things in place to protect your property. Lake County Stormwater Management has shared information to do just that! View these flood-proofing tips Flood maps are available to view on the FEMA website as well as at the Village Hall

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Coronavirus Info

Posted by on January 29, 2020 in News & Events | Comments Off on Coronavirus Info

Please see information sent to us regarding the recent outbreak of Coronavirus here School District 118 has also sent notice about the virus that can be viewed from their website School District 118 dist118.org

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Fox River Conditions

Posted by on September 23, 2019 in News & Events | Comments Off on Fox River Conditions

Please view the Fox Waterway Agency website for up to date information on the state of the Fox River. www.foxwaterway.com Please be sure to view our particular stretch of the river for conditions in our area. Another great source for flood predictions and what to do before, during or after a flood can be found at McHenryAware.com (also available as a phone app) Click  the “Flooding” in the left hand column.  

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How to Sandbag Successfully…

Posted by on September 17, 2019 in News & Events | Comments Off on How to Sandbag Successfully…

Sandbagging is one method to protect your property during flood events. It is imperative to sandbag correctly to save on time, energy and resources. Trustees John Grothendick and Keith Vogeler recently held a demonstration on how to sandbag correctly. Their presentation can be viewed here There are currently sand and bags available in the Village Hall parking lot for those who feel they need them to protect their property. Sandbags must be disposed of properly and may not be used as permanent structures or as shoreline stabilizers. Once used,...

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Village Meeting Schedule

Posted by on December 20, 2018 in News & Events | Comments Off on Village Meeting Schedule

 NOTICE:  2019 MEETING SCHEDULE The Village of Port Barrington holds regularly scheduled Trustee Meetings at Port Barrington’s Village Hall 69 S. Circle Avenue, Port Barrington, IL 60010-1001. Persons wishing to address the Village Board of Trustees at these meetings should call the Village Hall at 847-639-7595 or e-mail villagehall@portbarrington.net to be put on the agenda. Committee Meeting Schedule 1st Wednesday of each month, 7:00PM January 8, 2020 (2nd Wednesday)February 5, 2020March 4, 2020April 1, 2020May 6, 2020June 3,...

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Protecting our water and our residents

Posted by on August 19, 2016 in News & Events | Comments Off on Protecting our water and our residents

Imagine a full glass of water. That glass has a straw in it. Where ever you place the straw within the glass, you are still drinking from the same container of water. That glass/straw scenario is how a well relates to an aquifer.  Our Village has two aquifers, unfortunately the first aquifer has a surface water to ground water connection. What’s that mean?  That means: Whatever goes into a storm drain, a pond, or a ditch will eventually make contact with the aquifer. Wait, that’s sounds scary? Scary or not, it’s factual.  This is why the...

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Intergovernmental Agreement: Wauconda and Port Barrington working together…….

Posted by on August 19, 2016 in News & Events | Comments Off on Intergovernmental Agreement: Wauconda and Port Barrington working together…….

The Village of Port Barrington and the Village of Wauconda have teamed up to answer resident complaints in code enforcement.  Resident complaints regarding overnight parking, unleashed dogs, yard maintenance and other ordinance violations have been addressed with the intergovernmental agreement between Port Barrington and Wauconda. The agreement is two-fold:  First, it will provide a Code Enforcement Officer or Uniformed Officer from the Wauconda PD to issue warnings and tickets for ordinance violations.  Secondly, those tickets will be heard...

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Free Online Training for Private Well Owners

Posted by on February 19, 2015 in News & Events | Comments Off on Free Online Training for Private Well Owners

Through its partnership with the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), BACOG is pleased to promote a new nationwide training initiative offered by the ISWS called the Private Well Class.  This is a free online course that helps homeowners understand and care for their water well.  The program combines a 10-part online class with live, interactive seminar events in which the material will be reinforced and questions answered.  Please visit The Private Well Class website or contact info@privatewellclass.org for more information.  Please click...

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